"The class 10 and class 12 board exams will begin in March next year only .The schedule of the exam is yet to be finalised and intimated accordingly," the CBSE official told NDTV.
Though, earlier, a proposal was generated to deliberate upon the possibility of conducting board exams from mid-February taking into consideration various processes and preparations in the administration of exams. The purpose of the proposal was to have more time for evaluation and bring quality.
However, Human Resource Ministry had denied receiving such a proposal from CBSE.
In 2017, CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations were postponed due to the assembly elections held in five states, and the examinations finally stared on March 9. The Class 10 examinations continued till April 10 and Class 12 examinations were held till April 29.
Last academic year, 886506 candidates appeared for Board based exam for class 10 which is a 15.73 percent increase from its previous year. In class 10, the number of candidates who had registered for the school-based exam has also increased by 6.57 percent. In 2016, 733255 students appeared for school-based class 10 board exam. The number has increased to 781463 this year.
In the last academic session, CBSE had declared the class 10 examination results on June 3, 2017 for all regions while class 12 results on May 28, 2017.
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